When Sita heard that Hanuman's tail was being ignited by the demons, she prayed to to the fire-god and fire didn't harm Hanuman in any way even he felt if a snow-ball is kept at the tip of his tail. Then, leaving the house of Vibhishana, Hanuman put fire on other houses. Also there is no mention that Hanuman put fire on Ashoka Vatika.
But, after seeing the ...
It is Vayu Deva (Wind god).
The image depicts the coronation of Lord Rama after he has returned from the exile. I found the full image on the internet.
This image is almost accurate in depicting the coronation as described in the final chapter of Yuddha Kanda.
The image shows Rama was adorned by the crown. celestials watching from the sky, apsaras ...
Do any puranas mention about Sita's second excile?
Yes , as you have enquired ,Puranas do talk about mother Sita's second excile. Although not in detail as Valmiki Ramayana because it is Itihasa (true history) and Primarily a story of Lord Rama and mother Sita alone. Puranas are mythology (true tails) and talk about various other topics also ,rather than ...
Sita Devi is a Pativrata. She knows it better than any other. She declares it several times. That is how we know it too.
dīno vā rājyahīno vā yo me bhartā sa me guruḥ |
taṃ nityamanuraktāsmi yathā sūryaṃ suvarcalā || 5-24-9
"Although wretched or without kingdom, whoever is my husband, He alone is my master. Like Suvarchala with the Sun God, I am ...
Q1. Did Sita take or wear any Jewellery when she departed to the forest? What did she take?
Sita had Jewellery while leaving Ayodhya. Later she got more Jewellery from great female ascetic(also wife of great Sage Atri) Anansuya to Sita. She gave it to Sita when Shree Raama did visit Ashram of Rishi Atri (during vanvas).
idam divyam varam maalyam vastram ...
You are right in saying Vanaras do not have weapons and maces are for glorification. Using boulders and trees is their choice. There is no rule that they should not use any physical weapon.
As Vanara means a forest ranger, they are highly likely to use trees, boulders as weapons. They are skilled with weaponry but they chose to use trees and mountains. I ...
As per Shiva Purana: PART TWO RUDRA SAMHITA: SATI KHAND: Chapter 24,
[Lord Shiva said to Sati:]
The fair-complexioned one is younger brother Laxman, the incarnation of Shesha. The elder brother is complete incarnation of Vishnu. He is called Rama.
So, you can see that Shiva Purana (important scripture for Shaivas) portraits Rama as an ...
Or if a person commit suicide in Kasi, will such person get Moksha?
In Chapter 26, Description of Manikarnika, Kasi Khanda Purvardha of Skanda Purana, Sri Vishnu says Self-killing is not allowed at Manikarnika Ghat and it cannot bestow Moksha.
74-76. Let those other rites (Sandhya Prayers, holy ablutions,Tarpana, excellent study of Vedas,etc) too, ...
Vibishana can't able to choose neutral because of boon by Brahma.
Brahma then addressed Vibhishana, 'O my son, I am much pleased with
thee! Ask any boon thou pleasest!' Thereupon, Vibhishana replied,
'Even in great danger, may I never swerve from the path of
righteousness, and though ignorant, may I, O adorable Sire, be
illumined with the light ...
Ravana has multiple wives. The following lines from sarga 10 of Sundara Kanda confirms it
That Hanuma saw in the house of that king of Rakshasa's, wives at the
feet, Ravana being a gigantic one with loving wives, shone with crown
tilted to the side, having strange hue with pearls and diamonds and of
golden colour, with a face made brilliant by ...
That belief is true. There is a mangala shloka (invocatary verse) written by Goswami Tulsidas. Translation from greensmesg.org:
yatra yatra raghunāthakīrtanaṃ tatra tatra kṛtamastakāṃjalim |
vāṣpavāriparipūrṇālocanaṃ mārutiṃ namata rākṣasāntakam ||
Wherever the glories of Raghunatha are sung, there, with hands held over His bowed head in salutation,...
I am answering the question based on Valmiki Ramayana along with the help of Vyasa Mahabharat.
Rama left Ayodhya for exile and Bharata ruled Ayodhya to fulfil Dasaratha's promise and hence to save Dasaratha from hell. Thus neither Rama's exile nor Bharata's rule happened solely based on Rama's decision.It can be clarified from the following words of Rama
This is neither a sectarian literature nor an unpopular story. Ramayana has many versions. One of them is from Padma Purana. The story mentioned is present in Padma Purana Uttara Khanda chapter 242.
271-273. Then Rama, killer of his enemies, having gone to the Pampa lake killed there the demon Kabandha of a fierce form. The very vigorous one, having ...
According to Ananda Ramayana, Yes.
He had a son born from a Makara. When Rama and Lakshmana were kidnapped by Airavan and Mairavan, Hanuman reaches to Patala to rescue them. He sees Makaradhwaja. Hanuman introduces himself as Rama's messenger and inquires who he was. To this question, he replies as follows:
When Hanuman burnt Lanka with his tail and ...
I have found one instance in Valmiki Ramayana, Bala Kanda: Sarga 14, where the term Hetuvada is used. This word is used during the Horse-sacrifice of Dasharatha where Sages and Brahmins were doing intellectual debates. One translator translates it as intellectual debate
कर्मान्तरे तदा विप्रा हेतुवादान्बहूनपि |
प्राहुः सुवाग्मिनो धीराः परस्परजिगीषया || १-...
Your query is very interesting and is about how Atharva-Veda is not mentioned in another kandas of Valmiki Ramayana and only in Bala-Kanda where Rishishringa is telling King Dasharatha about conducting Putrakameshti sacrifice.
इष्टिम् तेऽहम् करिष्यामि पुत्रीयाम् पुत्र कारणात् | अथर्व सिरसि
प्रोक्तैः मन्त्रैः सिद्धाम् विधानतः || VR. 1.15.2||
Hanuman made sure that Asoka Van remained unaffected by fire after he realized that Sita could get hurt.
Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna / Volume 1 / In The Company Of Devotees:
So one should be careful about anger, passion, and greed. Take, for instance, the case of Hanuman. In a fit of anger he burnt Ceylon. At last he remembered that Sita was living in the ...
According to Tulasidas's Ramacharitamanasa, Balakanda, 1.324, name of the wife of King Janaka was Sunayana.
जनक पाटमहिषी जग जानी। सीय मातु किमि जाइ बखानी।।
सुजसु सुकृत सुख सुदंरताई। सब समेटि बिधि रची बनाई।।
समउ जानि मुनिबरन्ह बोलाई। सुनत सुआसिनि सादर ल्याई।।
जनक बाम दिसि सोह सुनयना। हिमगिरि संग बनि जनु मयना।।
कनक कलस मनि कोपर रूरे। सुचि सुंगध ...
Did he ever felt sorry for killing Ravana?
Yes, this is described in PADMA PURANA: PATALAKHANDA: Chapter 8. Agastya Advices Rama to Perform Horse Sacrifice.
When Agastya narrated Ravana's story, Rama felt very much sorry about killing Ravana born in a brahmana-family. Agastya tried to convince Rama that Ravana was a servant in Vaikuntha and he obtained ...
Vanaras used weapons. For example, see the below verse from Yudha Kanda: Sarga 97 of Valmiki Ramayana:
Lifting that steel club, Sugreeva hurled it. Mahodara too hurled another mace on him. Those two weapons, clashing each other, broke and fell on the floor.
No, Maareecha taking the form of a deer in Ramayana not an interpolated story.
I am going to prove it in the following three steps.
1) Analyzing Knowledge of Rama, Lakshmana, Hanuman and Sita regarding Maareecha taking the form of deer from the event of Sita liking deer to the event of Hanumamn talks with Sita
2) Interchange of knowlede regarding ...
Lord Shiva is mentioned at many places in the epic, for example when Rama breaks Shiva's bow Lord Parshurama talks about the Lord having used it to destroy Tripura and he is also mentioned as having given boons to Ravan.
But he also appears directly at the time of the Agni pariksha along with the other gods as mentioned in the Yuddha Kanda Sarga 117:
This alternate version of Ramayana has many unique legends which are not mentioned anywhere in Puranas like Padma Purana, Skanda and Bhagavata Purana. (I took these names because these puranas have narrations of different versions from Valmiki Ramayana).
From Ananda Ramayana Sara Khanda Sarga 8
yadyāpi tvam durācāro nihato asi raṇe mayā
You are right in surmising that the Putrakaameshthi Yagya may not have been required after the Ashwamedha as mentioned in this verse:
चिन्तयानस्य तस्य एवम् बुद्धिः आसीन् महात्मनः |
सुतार्थम् वाजिमेधेन किम् अर्थम् न यजामि अहम् || १-८-२
To that anguished great-soul, a thought occurred this way, "To beget sons, why should not I perform Horse ritual...[...
It will be a mistake for you to consider Hanuman as a monkey or as any other being.
We have different classes of beings in Hinduism like - Deva (divine beings), Rishi (Seers, the celestial beings), MAnava (human beings) and Pashu Yonis (animals, birds etc).
And, among these categories, Hanuman belongs to the Deva category.
From, Tantra SArah's Hanumata ...
When King Dasaratha decides to coronate Sri Rama as the Prince (would be king), and requests his priest Vasistha to inform Sri Rama and Sita to fast on that day, next day being the auspicious day for coronation, and follow certain rituals, Vasistha goes to Sri Rama's palace.
It was mentioned in Ayodhya Kanda that all roads were cleaned with water and city ...
Hamsa Sandesham is a fictional work written by Vedanta Desikar. The condition is set after Hanuman's journey to Lanka. It is evident because Lord Rama knew the whereabouts of Sita from Hanuman only. Hanuman was supposed to know the whereabouts whereas this Royal swan is meant for sending message traveling southwards.
Swami Desikar uses the inspiration from ...
In Linga Purana, Nandikeswara himself gives a Dhyana Sloka of his where he says that he has to be meditated upon as having a monkey-face. So, Linga Purana is one such scripture.
Source: Linga Purana - J.L.Shastri (part1).
Chapter 27: Worship of Linga, Verses (19-21):
By the right side the lord of Devas, Nandin, i.e myself, shall be
worshipped. I ...